Tennyson volunteers have a direct impact on the lives of kids and families. Thank you for your interest in joining this community! We understand the value of your time, so we greatly appreciate any hours you can commit towards building better childhoods.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Supporting kids in the classrooms;
- Helping with campus upkeep;
- Providing support systems for families who feel isolated; and
- Wrapping presents during Operation Santa.
Please fill out the contact form or contact Cydnee Dossey for more information.
Cydnee Dossey, Community Engagement Coordinator
Tennyson’s campus serves children receiving K-12 schooling as well as outpatient therapy. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere where kids and families feel engaged and welcome. Our small (but mighty!) maintenance team always appreciates the extra help from groups who want to volunteer. There are a wide variety of needs depending on the season but volunteer work can include gardening, raking leaves, and painting touch-ups.
Commitment Level: One-Time
Become a Classroom Volunteer
Classroom volunteers work directly with students in our K-12 School & Day Treatment program for children who have experienced complex trauma. They support school staff with day-to-day operations including helping students with assignments, crafts, or other activities.
Commitment Level: Recurring
Become a “Neighbor”
Families Together connects families who feel isolated with volunteer “Neighbors” who deliver meals, groceries, or care packages for six months, building a friendship along the way. This community support helps stabilize families which prevents kids from entering the foster care system.
Commitment Level: Once a month for six months
1. Write a Testimonial
Write a personal testimonial about the importance of youth mental health, loving caregivers, and support systems that help families stay together. The testimonial may be used to encourage staff and kids when they are feeling fatigued or to promote our mission. You can email testimonials to [email protected]
2. Volunteer Your Talent
Do you have skills in writing, art, website management, data entry, or other virtual work that could benefit Tennyson Center for Children? Please contact us at [email protected] for more information!
3. Fill a Care Package or Backpack
Fill a backpack or create a care package for a Tennyson child or family. The care packages might include games, activities, snacks, or movies for families to spend time together. The backpacks might include a variety of school supplies such as writing utensils, notebooks, and coloring supplies.
Host a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser
Donate your time and creativity by creating your own fundraising event. Whether it’s running a 5K or hosting a bake sale, you can help raise money for Tennyson doing what you love.